Division Three Champions | An Unbeaten Season



We take a look back at a memorable season which had everything, 100s, 5 wicket hauls, 10 wicket wins, a few close games but no defeats! During the 2021 season Dove Holes Cricket Club went the whole season unbeaten winning 15 out of 15 games. Dove impressively only dropped 27 points all season finishing on 273 points some 50 points clear of 2nd place Newton.


With the Bat, Mark Turner led the way with an impressive 447 runs at an average of 44.7. Both Rob Hawkes (258) and Mick Johnson (258) also scored over 250 runs. We had some notable individual performances: Adam Critchlow hit 114 away at Hayfield, Mark Vernon hit 74 against Dinting and Mark Turner 74 away at Hollingworth. Dan Walker, coming in at number 10, smashed 72 from just 38 balls to help Dove to a vital win against league rivals Newton.


We also had three 100 run partnerships two of which secured 10 wicket wins for Dove:

  • 135* Mark Turner & Mick Johnson (10 wicket win v Pott Shrigley)

  • 115 Rob Hawkes & Mark Turner (114 run win v Woodley)

  • 103* Mark Turner & Rob Hawkes (10 wicket win v New Mills)

With the Ball, Cory Flint bowled superb all season picking up an impressive 40 wickets. Kev Waterhouse also had a fruitful season picking up 37 league wickets, which included three 5 wicket hauls. Cory had two 5 wicket hauls and Dan Walker had one.

  • 6 for 18 Cory v Stalybridge

  • 6 for 25 Cory Flint v Woodley

  • 6 for 27 Kev Waterhouse v Charlesworth

  • 6 for 29 Kev Waterhouse v Newton

  • 5 for 16 Kev Waterhouse v Chapel

  • 5 for 24 Dan Walker v Chapel

Behind the stumps, Keegan Ridgeway had a brilliant season with the gloves picking up 11 catches and 7 stumpings, his 18 league victims should see him crowned top keeper in Division Three. Rob Hawkes had 7 grabs & Kieran Collins 6 as Dove were superb in the field all season.

See below the results and highlights of an invincible season:


Dove Holes 135-0 v Pott Shrigley 134-9

C Flint 4-20

M Johnson 62*, M Turner 64*

WON by 10 Wickets (19pts)


Hollingworth 166ao v Dove Holes 170-8

C Flint 4-31

M Turner 72

WON by 2 Wickets (19pts)


Dove Holes 198-9 v Woodley 84ao

M Turner 63, R Hawkes 60

C Flint 6-25

WON by 114 Runs (19pts)


Hayfield 135ao v Dove Holes 241-6

M Johnson 34, A Critchlow 114

C Flint 3-43

WON by 106 Runs (20pts)


Dove Holes 65ao v Chapel 42ao

D Walker 5-24, K Waterhouse 5-16

WON by 23 Runs (15pts)

Tintwistle 119-7 v Dove Holes 202-8

M Johnson 32, M Turner 63, J Gregory 39

WON by 83 Runs (18pts)


Stalybridge 40ao v Dove Holes 41-2

C Flint 6-18, K Waterhouse 3-16

WON by 8 Wickets (19pts)

Dove Holes 176ao v Newton 147ao

M Turner 30, D Walker 72

K Waterhouse 6-29

WON by 29 Runs (19pts)

Old Glossop 172-7 v Dove Holes 173-7

C Flint 3-47

M Vernon 33, M Turner 37, D Walker 38

WON by 3 Wickets (16pts)


Hazel Grove 155-7 v Dove Holes 160-9

M Johnson 55, K Collins 38

J Gregory 3-25

WON by 5 Runs (16pts)

Dove Holes 207-5 v Dinting 178-8

M Vernon 74, J Gregory 34

P Scowen 3-48

WON by 29 Runs (19pts)


Charlesworth 48ao v Dove Holes 50-1

C Flint 3-11, K Waterhouse 6-27

WON by 9 Wickets (20pts)

Dove Holes 103-0 v New Mills 101ao

M Turner 53*, R Hawkes 39*

WON by 10 Wickets (20pts)


Buxworth 56-9 v Dove Holes 61-3

C Flint 4-22

WON by 7 Wickets (14pts)


Dove Holes 131-2 v Broadbottom 130-7

J Gregory 30, R Hawkes 52*, K Jones 31

WON by 8 Wickets (18pts)

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